Log in

I forgot my password

Latest topics
» Acupuncture advice please
Yesterday at 11:27 pm by infinitelywondering

» Please tell me this can get better
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:10 am by anon99

» Lichen Sclerosus
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:47 am by ryn207

» MAY HAVE FOUND A CURE- PLEASE READ
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm by infinitelywondering

» my rock bottom, psychological effects of vulvodynia, I told him he can leave me
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:43 am by renegade_magdalena

» Some interesting information about nerve pain in general
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:58 am by Athena

» Sore after using dilator for first time in a year
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:45 am by Athena

» What helped me
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:38 am by Athena

» NO PAIN DURING SEX
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:33 am by Athena

MAY HAVE FOUND A CURE- PLEASE READ

Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm by infinitelywondering

Dear all,

Today has been the day I've been waiting for. The day something FINALLY makes sense.
I've been told countless times that I've got nerve damage or a muscular condition, yet none of the specific treatments have helped me. My GP suggested attacking this from a different angle so referred me to a dermatologist specialist


after having a vestibulectomy with no success, I decided to visit …

Comments: 0

NO PAIN DURING SEX

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:18 am by rockylife

I HAVE NO PAIN DURING SEX, BUT I FEEL THIS BURNING SENSATION ALL DAY JUST BESIDE THE VAGINAL OPENING. DO I REALLY HAVE A VULVODYNIA? I'M CONFUSED.

Comments: 2

Newby not sure where to turn

Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:32 pm by Cerjo87

Hi this is all very new to me , well the talking about it bit is , the pain while having sex and also the uncomfortable feelings after and feeling like I have  sistitus most of the time I’m very used to , I’ve suffered for 7 years now I’m only 30 . Finally after all this time the doctors or should I say my gp has said I have Vulvodynia and have givin me gabapentin to try .i told her I’d …

Comments: 4

Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad



Comments: 8

Newbie to the site

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:16 am by Ksa

Hello. Thank you for this wonderful site. I'm currently under the care of a dr in Phoenix that specializes in vaginal disorders. I will probably be on a suppository of estridol the rest of my life and I am currently on medications for a rare form of vaginitis that's pretty unheard of for my age. My vagina literally hates me. I've struggled with vulvadynia for 20 years, the duration of my …

Comments: 4

Vulvodynia from #metoo media coverage

Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:01 pm by dooleyhornberg

I am wondering if anyone else in this forum has experience an increase or flare up in their vulvodynia as a result of the coverage of the sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, DC, and the recent gymnastics scandal. I have definitely had a flare up.

Comments: 0

So frustrating!!

Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am by Hannah77

Well I'm back in pain after 7 years of pain free days.
I was diagnosed with vulvodynia when I was 17. I suffered for three years with horrible burning all day, painful sex with my boyfriend and just pure misery Sad I went into a spontaneous remission when I was 20. I'm still not sure how the pain stopped but all the sudden I could go an entire day without thinking of my vagina, sex started to …

Comments: 3

Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

Comments: 4

Amitriptyline given for vulvodyina pain

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:46 pm by katycrawford

Hi there,

After years of being misdiagnosed etc as most women have on this forum I have finally been diagnosed with vulvodynia (yay) and have been given the lowest dose of an antidepressant called Amitriptyline. Has anyone been on this before and has any positive (or negative) news to give me? Im feeling down already and I've only been taking it for a few days, I don't have much hope of it …

Comments: 11


Hi, I'm new (from the UK)

Go down

Hi, I'm new (from the UK)

Post  Dina on Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:06 pm

Hi everybody!

Great to see that there is a support forum for this! I'm pretty sure that I have vulvodynia, but still waiting for my GP to bother giving me a diagnosis. This all started after I had my first child back in 2007. Very soon after I noticed a horrible burning/stinging feeling upon penetration and it was the same every time. After over a year I went to see my GP who said I probably had a nerve problem where my stiches had been. He gave me gabapentin and referred me to the gyno at the hospital. The gabapentin started working straight away and I was soon painfree, and by the time I finally got my appointment at the hospital there was no pain for them to assess.
I stopped taking gabapentin a few months before I got pregnant again and never felt the pain again. But then a few weeks after I had my second child I noticed strong discomfort on touch, particulary in the area around my clitoris or urethra (if I can manage to climax I don't get a wave of pleasure, I get a sharp, deep shooting pain all the way down my thighs). It was only upon contact at first and I didn't really feel up for sex anyway because of my baby blues, but then suddenly it got much worse. I started getting so much pain that it was sometimes difficult to walk, or sit and my trousers were getting to tight to wear. I also had periods of little or no pain unless there is direct contact. I already have an existing issue with my bladder (long story short, my GP messed up my meds for a UTI and I ended up with an overly sensitiv bladder so I constantly feel full and have to use the toilet at least 20 times a day) so my first thought was that this was something relating to that. I get UTIs at least 4 times a year so I went to my GP and got some antibiotics but it didn't improve.

So after 4 appointments with my GP I've now had another appointment with gyno but the seriously stressed gyno I saw didn't have time to listen and thought that all my problems (I also had a seriously heavy and irregular period) would be solved by removing my copper coil. Well, the coil has been out for well over a week and I still feel this constant throbbing pain.
I have an appointment with my GP on Wednesday and could really do with some help in regards to how I can get a diagnosis. My GP doesn't seem familiar with this (the GP that gave me the gabapentin left the clinic so I can no longer see him).

Dina

Posts : 2
Join date : 2011-06-17

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi, I'm new (from the UK)

Post  noni on Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:07 pm

Get a refferal to a VULVAR CLINIC or PELVIC PAIN SPECIALIST.

or to a PAIN CLINIC.

Goodluck !!! Smile
avatar
noni

Posts : 242
Join date : 2011-01-10
Age : 30
Location : Ontario

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi, I'm new (from the UK)

Post  Aussie on Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:04 pm

hi there,

it sounds like you have been suffering with ic for a while now. look into the diet. It may help with frequency also have ic. As for vulvodynia, a women's health physio is better than any one to assess tension in pelvic floor which will be contributing to pain. Gynos i found have been les experienced with these issues. Will write more on monday , too hard on my phone.

Claire x


Aussie

Posts : 227
Join date : 2011-03-15
Age : 29
Location : Queensland, Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi, I'm new (from the UK)

Post  Sarah001 on Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:52 pm

Hi and welcome. Aussie is right a Women's Health Physio is where you need to be to have the pelvic floor checked out, only being hooked up to a machine with a vaginal sensor in place will give you precise readings and information about what needs doing. V can be caused by tight muscles, weak muscles or tight and weak muscles so it can vary from woman to woman. Strangely I have a friend with burning mouth syndrome and she was also told the coil she had in place could be behind that, I don't know how exactly but it was something she recently discussed with me.
avatar
Sarah001

Posts : 1163
Join date : 2010-06-11
Age : 44
Location : UK

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi, I'm new (from the UK)

Post  Dina on Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:07 pm

Do they have these clinics in the UK? I have been referred to physio at the hospital before do learn pelvic floor exercises for my bladder, but that was years ago though.

Dina

Posts : 2
Join date : 2011-06-17

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi, I'm new (from the UK)

Post  Aussie on Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:18 am

They will have clinics in the UK for sure. Ask Sarah on that one, but any women’s health physio should be able to give you some guidance, it is just finding the right one that is willing to work with you, getting those trigger points to settle and stay settled down.

Have you tried the IC diet? www.icnetwork.com

Some times 'kegles" prescribed to help frequency can make the condition worse and in some cases better, so an assessment by a competant physio is essential, you don't want to do the exercises wrong.

If you gp can't give you a diagnosis - of 'vulva pain' (vulvodynia) - excellent diagnosis doc Smile - then change gp's. I had to go to 4 gp's then 2 gynos to get my 'you have vulva pain' diagnosis. Bloody idiots, not that it really matters, we already know what we have.

Anything else I can help with give me a shout, always happy to give advice. We are all in this together.

Claire


Aussie

Posts : 227
Join date : 2011-03-15
Age : 29
Location : Queensland, Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi, I'm new (from the UK)

Post  Sarah001 on Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:28 am

There are vulval clinics but they tend to have a huge waiting list, there's a list in the info section I think but it is exactly as Claire said you need a Women's Health Physio. WH Physios are available on the NHS if you can find one in your area but again have a waiting list because there aren't many but there are private ones who charge the same as normal physios. Mine was private and she charged £32 a session. They can test your pelvic floor to see how tight it is, whether you can relax it etc and give you a program to suit your own needs.
avatar
Sarah001

Posts : 1163
Join date : 2010-06-11
Age : 44
Location : UK

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi, I'm new (from the UK)

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:03 pm


Welcome to the forum..yes there are Vulval clinics...see forum link below

http://www.vulvodyniasupportforum.com/t230-list-of-uk-vulval-clinics

Ask to be refered to the one nearest you


_________________
Sebby
XxX

admin@vulvodyniasupportforum.com
avatar
Sebby (Admin)
Admin

Posts : 750
Join date : 2009-12-03
Age : 37
Location : London UK

View user profile http://vulvodyniasupport.forumotion.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi, I'm new (from the UK)

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum